The Port of NY and NJ has Strongest February on Record for TEU Volume

The Port of NY and NJ has Strongest February on Record for TEU Volume

March 30,2021 —PortBreakingWaves.com

After starting the year with the highest January on record for volume, the Port of New York and New Jersey continued the record-breaking trend into February with a 7.9 percent increase in overall cargo activity over February 2020. Total volume for February was 625,120 TEUs (347,635 lifts) versus 579,124 TEUs (326,370 lifts) in February 2020, which represents the highest total volume for any February at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total cargo activity year-to-date rose to 1,346,404 TEUs.

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Congestion Easing at Southern California Ports

Congestion Easing at Southern California Ports

March 15, 2021 — MaritimeExecutive.com

The ports of Southern California are making headway in reducing the congestion in container shipping. Despite the continued rush of imports from Asia to the U.S. West Coast ports, a better equilibrium in port operations is having a positive effect on the carriers and other ports.Data from the Marine Exchange of Southern California, which oversees vessel traffic for the San Pedro port complex, shows steady progress reducing the number of vessels both in the ports and the anchorage. Currently, they are reporting that there are 90 ships in port, which is down from the 110 level experienced at the end of January 2021. The number of ships in port declined by eight on Saturday, March 13. On March 15, it was down to 89 ships in port, the lowest since December 25, 2020.

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How Green Tech and Carbon Offsets Cut Freight’s Emissions Problem

How Green Tech and Carbon Offsets Cut Freight’s Emissions Problem

March 15, 2021 –Trucks.com

The U.S. is consistently one of the top greenhouse gas (GHG) producers in the world. The transportation of people and goods is the leading source of our country’s total greenhouse gas emissions — about 28%.  Commercial and freight truck movement accounts for close to 25% of transportation GHG emissions in the U.S., according to federal data.

 

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Port of Long Beach Sets 110-Year Record in February

Port of Long Beach Sets 110-Year Record in February

March 11,2021 — MaritimeExecutive.com

Continuing the trend of monthly records, the Port of Long Beach reported the busiest February in its 110-year history. The port achieved several new records with the outlook for volumes and traffic remaining high in the coming weeks.According to port officials, although activity typically slows in February as east Asian factories close for up to two weeks to celebrate the Lunar New Year, this year Chinese factories and ports largely worked through the holiday to fill backorders and meet the increasing demands of consumers ordering items online.

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Total Volume, Rail, and Autos Post Double-digit Gains in January at the Port of NY and NJ

Total Volume, Rail, and Autos Post Double-digit Gains in January at the Port of NY and NJ

March 11,2021–PortBreakingWaves.com

After ending 2020 with record-breaking volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the trend continued in the new year with January 2021 as the seaport experienced double-digit growth in cargo activity and the highest January on record for volume.In January, the seaport moved 721,284 TEUs (400,400 lifts) compared to 617,024 TEUs (349,196 rail lifts) in January 2020, a 16.9 percent increase. Rail volume increased 12.2 percent from the previous year’s monthly figure, totaling 68,880 containers for January 2021.

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New Jersey Allocates Funding Toward Further Electrification at the Port of NY and NJ

New Jersey Allocates Funding Toward Further Electrification at the Port of NY and NJ

March 2,2021 — PortBreakingWaves.com

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced earlier in February that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, several Port of New York of New Jersey tenants, and other agencies and organizations across the state would receive more than $100 million for clean, equitable transportation projects. The funds were allocated from the state’s participation in the Regional Green House Gas Initiative (RGGI) and the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, a legal settlement from the carmaker over emissions cheating claims.

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Port of Virginia to end floating receiving dates for export containers

Port of Virginia to End Floating Receiving Dates for Export Containers

March 1,2021–JOC.com

The Port of Virginia on Monday implemented firm exporter receiving dates (ERDs) for containers for all outbound vessels, giving some schedule certainty and cost savings for exporters while addressing what has been one of their top concerns since late last summer. Although record-low vessel reliability has been a problem for all beneficial cargo owners (BCOs), exporters have been in particular limbo, not knowing when products will be placed on a vessel or get to overseas customers.  Global container vessel reliability fell to 34.9 percent in January, the lowest ever recorded. Reliability in the eastbound trans-Pacific trades in January plummeted to 21.5 percent to the US East Coast, the lowest ever on that lane, according to Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis.

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